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NBA Barometer: Russell, Valanciunas Among Players Trending Up

Juan Carlos Blanco

Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.

Point Guard

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Quinn Cook, GSW: Cook has shined over the last two games as the starting point guard in place of Stephen Curry (ankle), racking up averages of 26.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals against the Kings and Sun,s while draining 70.0 percent of his shot attempts. The 24-year-old has some seasoning despite limited NBA experience, as he played all four years at Duke and started from his sophomore season on. A smooth shooter whose skill set looks ideal for the Warriors’ fast-paced attack, Cook should generate some short-term Fantasy value, though he’ll sink back into a reduced role once Curry returns.


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Milos Teodosic, LAC: Teodosic had some bright prospects coming into the season, considering he’d put together an impr

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